The Sweethearts Program is a unique personal development experience for select high school girls. It provides training in leadership skills, advocacy, community service and heart-healthy living -- plus up to 20 community service hours. More about the Sweethearts Program
We funded 83 new research studies in the past 5 years (2010-2014) at three Iowa universities at a cost of more than $9.4 million:
Coe College, Cedar Rapids
Iowa State University, Ames
University of Iowa, Iowa City at a cost of more than $7.56 million.
Nationwide, we invest almost $145 million a year ($3.7 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.
The American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate funds projects that help us achieve our Impact Goal:To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020, and to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20%.